Meaning of firsthand

first•hand

Pronunciation: (fûrst'hand'), [key]
— adv.
  1. from the first or original source: We heard the news of the accident firsthand from a witness.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the first or original source.
  2. direct from the original source: firsthand knowledge of the riot.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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